AU $26,000
28' 10" - 8.80m
Sydney NSW
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Swanson 28
1981 Swanson 28 now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

Swanson 28's are well known for being pocket sized, strong bluewater cruising yachts.

This 1981 model "BANYANDAH" is in excellent condition and has 2016 rigging as a huge bonus. Comes with an extensive sail wardrobe, she is ready for her next adventure.

Set up for short-handing with new Harken self-tailing winches and autopilot. The mainsail is in lazyjacks.

New anchor winch and ground tackle. Electrics have been upgraded including new batteries and solar panels.

The aft cockpit is very high sided and offers vast protection from the elements. The tiller steering is light and can be used from the raised seating for better visibility.

A long bi fold stainless steel swim ladder is excellent for water entry and mounts neatly on the rail where there is also a bracket for an outboard.

The fully encapsulated long cruising lead keel tracks straight and provides a balanced ride with excellent weight ratio plus is also forgiving if she should happen to touch bottom or need to be careened.

The Bukh DV20 has been fully overhauled and runs like a dream.

Designer: Swanson Yachts
Builder: Swanson Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l): 302
Hull Construction Material: Fibreglass
Hull Type: Mono
Deck Construction Material: Fibreglass
Country Origin: Australia
Length (feet): 28 feet
Length (m): 1.5 m
Beam/Width (feet): 10feet 5"
Draft (m): 1.5 m
Draft (feet): 4'5 feet
Keel/Ballast: Encapsulated long keel lead ballast
Number of Helms: 1 tiller plus ST 2000 autopilot
Colour: White
Engine Notes: 2011 Model BUKH DV20 shaft driven diesel, good condition, serviced march 2023.
Number Of Engines: 1
Engine Standard: Bukh Diesel shaft drive with packing gland
Stroke: 4
Engine Hours: Low hours
Horse Power (hp): 20
Drive Type: Shaft
Engine Room: Located under companionway steps with access to all sides. Heat and sound insulated.
Number of Batteries: 2 AGM;s securely mounted.
Fuel Type: Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks: 1 aluminium
Fuel Tank Capacity (L): 50
Propeller: 3 blade fixed bronze
Steering System: Tiller. Auto pilot ST2000
Accommodation Notes: V Berth forward, enclosed ensuite with head and basin, single bunk to port side and single pipe berths to each side aft.
Number of Berths: 5
Number of Showers: 1
Number of Toilets: 1
Toilet Type: manual Marine
Holding Tank (L): No
Galley Notes: L shaped galley with 3 burner metho stovetop, loads of storage in the pantry, cutlery, crockery, cookware.
Stove: 3 burner metho stovetop
Refrigeration: Deep chest icebox
Number of Sinks: 1 stainless sink
Anchor / Winch: 2 x self-tailing winches
Bilge Pump: 1 x auto plus 1 manual
Deck Gear: Spinnaker pole, 2 boat hooks, 4 fenders, dock lines, solar vents. New Harken Self-tailers
Mast/Rigging: 2016 stainless steel rigging, aluminium mast and boom fully serviced and painted at the same time, spinnaker pole. Lazy jacks
Sail Inventory: 9 sails in total. Battened main, almost new furling Genoa on mast. Spare headsails, main and 2 kites. 2 mains, 2 headsails, 5 genoas (2016) on furlex furler, 1 spinnaker (rarely used), 1 stormjib (still inplastic).
Electrics: 12v, 240 shore power
Electronics Navigation: Depth sounder, GPS
Dinghy: No
Safety Gear: Inshore safety gear included, EPIRB just out of date, flares, grab bag, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, compass, horseshore lifering
Covers: Boom bag, tiller cover, boom awning x 2
Ground Tackle: CQR 25Lb plough anchor with 33m gal chain. 1 x Danforth with chain.
Has Navigation Lights: Yes
Radio: VHF plus 27meg
Number of Life Jackets: 8 new
Remarks: Solid coastal cruiser in excellent condition and ready to enjoy.
Anti-foul: 2023

New South Wales
Sydney NSW
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Launch Year
28' 10" - 8.80m
Hull Material


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